Kids in the rural Alaskan Biteame commune don't have much to do for fun. What they do have is one limited Internet connection and a love for the trading card game Magic: The Gathering.
"When the 2002 online ad for MTGO hit my mailbox I was stoked," said Biteame reigning Magic champion Matthew Klondike.
"I downloaded card lists and printed up playable copies. We even all chipped in to have a printer shipped to us that could make descent cards."
"It sucks I can't play in real events. My parents would fly me down.
"We download winning decks and use our resources to try and defeat known flaws in their defense. Our teams are the best around, but we can't prove it.
"At the very least, my computer classmates will soon be offering a new game that uses concepts behind Magic's abilities in a more fluid combat simulation," enthused Klondike.
"It's DDO on steroids!" he said referring to Dungeons & Dragons Online.
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